Release Well-Being Center’s Salt Therapy Room exemplifies its unique fusion of ancient and cutting-edge healing methods. Salt has been used throughout history in many ways—as a cooking ingredient, as a preservative and even on icy roads to name just a few.
Active Salt Therapy: Wet and Dry
Salt has been recognized also to have healing and medicinal properties, used in wet salt therapies such as saline solutions, nebulizers, skin scrubs, salt baths, and Nettie pots. New research and technological innovation has revealed that in its dry form, salt’s ability to absorb moisture, combined with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, has significant therapeutic benefit for respiratory issues, skin conditions, athletic performance, detoxification and general well-being.
How does it work?
Pure sodium chloride is placed into a halogenerator, which grinds the salt into specific micro-sized particles and then disperses the salt aerosol into the air in a closed environment such as a room or chamber. This application is called dry salt therapy or Halotherapy.
As the salt travels throughout the room, particles are inhaled into the respiratory system and land on and beneath the skin’s surface. The dry salt begins absorbing allergens, toxins, and foreign substances in lungs, throughout the respiratory tract, and on the skin.
Dry salt therapy for respiratory care
We are exposed to pollutants, airborne diseases, bacteria, allergens and other irritating factors on a daily basis. Halotherapy is the only known method to cleanse and detox the lungs as well as invigorate the entire body with increased lung capacity and oxygen intake. Dry salt particles are also known to accelerate the transportation of mucus, the elimination of residual tar and foreign allergens. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy and an improved immune system. Studies in both the US and Europe show that Halotherapy has therapeutic benefits for people suffering allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, and COPD.
Dry salt therapy for the skin
Halotherapy can help with skin conditions, such as psoriasis, rashes, eczema and acne. The smaller particles reach beneath the skin’s surface and infuse moisture into the skin. The larger salt particles land on the skin and absorb any bacterial and foreign substances. Additionally, Halotherapy boosts cell rejuvenation and improves skin rigidity.
Passive Salt Therapy
Passive salt rooms are environments filled with large amounts of salt such as Dead Sea, Himalayan or Rock Salt. By regulating airflow, humidity and temperature in passive salt rooms, the heated salt crystal absorbs water molecules in the air and evaporates them, releasing great quantities of negative ions. Negative ions are air molecules created naturally in lightning storms and rainstorms, next to waterfalls and near strong waves, by means of sunlight and wind. This is the reason we feel energized in fresh country air or by a waterfall. Research conducted in the last decade concluded that negative ions have a positive effect on health. These improvements include improving mood swings, relieving seasonal depression, reducing fatigue, stress and headaches, as they affect oxygen and serotonin levels in the bloodstream.
The environment we live in today has far more sources of positive ions than in the past, creating an electrical imbalance in the air and in our bodies. Excessive positive ions are produced by the discharge of high-voltage networks, air conditioning, microwaves, TVs, radios, radar systems and computers. Our technology-laden environments create a potent source of positive ions that gradually build up and deteriorate our health. They can damage cells and are believed to be a major reason for an accelerated aging process and cancer. Exposure to and contact with Himalayan salt neutralizes the harmful effects of excessive positive ions in our surroundings. It is no surprise that salt caves and grottos are becoming increasingly popular.
Eastern Europe is well aware of the benefits of salt therapy. In Hungary, salt treatments are recommended by doctors and are even covered by health insurance. But you don’t need to travel to Eastern Europe to reap the benefits of salt. Visit Release Well-Being Center and begin the healing process.